Lawsuit filed in worker fall death
The Associated Press | August 22,2013
NORTH HAVERHIL - A lawsuit has been filed against Dartmouth College and several contractors on behalf of a construction worker who died in a fall last year while helping to renovate the Hanover Inn.
The Grafton Superior Court lawsuit alleges the defendants showed gross indifference for industry safety standards. Fifty-three-year-old Dana Lowe of Morrisville, Vt., died after he was knocked off a hydraulic lift by a weight attached to a crane cable and fell into a pile of steel beams.
The Valley News reported that the lawsuit says the crane operator wasn't able to see the area in which the crane was swinging. It says Dartmouth was aware of the danger and could've prevented the operator from working blindly if it had been set up in a different location.
Dartmouth declined to comment.